He realizes he only has 6 eggs and asks “Takashi-San” if he can have an egg. Takashi generously says yes. Chris worries “Anything can send me home at this point.” With 1 minute left on the clock, Takashi realizes he is short 1 piece of bacon. He says it out loud and Chris tells him to “Take it!”
Take my bacon!!
And gives Takashi his extra piece of bacon that he cooked. Both of these Chefs are a CLASS ACT. Chris wants to win on merit, not on a technicality.
Time is up. Takashi presents bacon steaks with apricot and fig, with an orange, endive and fennel salad. Kerry notes that the mushrooms are unexpected and amazing. Takahi’s salad is a huge compliment to this dish and Jane says it is an interesting dish.
Chris vs. Takashi
Chris’s dish is a Cal/Mex breakfast. The egg is perfectly cooked. Sugar Ray loves it, but calls the Avocado slice guacamole.
The winner is: CHRIS
Takashi will have to fight the loser of the Patty vs Lorena battle to be safe from elimination. UGH. I hope he has to kick Lorena’s ass.
Next on the card is Patricia vs Lorena. Lorena says “The only person who can put Patricia in her place is me.” Everyone else is so gracious and professional. Well, not me, but I’m not actually ON the show. Again we are faced with a chrome cloche. Curtis unveils their mystery ingredient: BACON. Well, at least it’s a completely fair fight.
Good vs Less Good
Lorena springs right into action starting to make a chowder with cilantro. Jeez, I love cilantro too, but I don’t put it in absolutely every single dish I make. Patricia is very cool and calm, methodically prepping her food. Her first thought is to make a BLT, but since she doesn’t have any lettuce or bread, it’s not a possibility. Patricia does have leeks so she will use that to make a salad.
Whoever is the loudest and most annoying wins, right?
Lorena is hot-dogging chopping her “stuff” loudly. Patricia makes note of it saying that it’s not the proper way to use a knife. (She’s right- if you can hear it, you are doing it wrong.) Patricia is done early and starts cleaning up. Her dish is simple and clean.
Patricia vs Lorena
Patricia presents a Bacon, Leek and Tomato Salad. The Critics think the flavors are balanced and it is delicious. Well, except for James.
Since you don’t have tanned, chiseled abs, I’ll criticize your leek reduction